Lorenzo, thanks for writing the article. You have a way with words.
On another note, I got 2 phone calls from a repeat rifle customer (Nate H.) this week. He had bought a 338 EDGE from me last spring to give to his hunting buddy who frequently hosts him on some pretty nice hunts. Together they attended one of Shawn Carlock's shooting classes this summer.
Nate used one of his own rifles at that class and afterwards decided he wanted something that would shoot as well as the Long Range Rifles, LLC gun that his friend brought to the class. So Nate called me later to buy a 7 Dakota from me. That horsepower and accuracy would enable him to keep up with his friend's new rifle.
So anyway, Nate called me a few days ago to say he had shot his new 7 Dakota. First he took 2 shots to zero the scope at 200 yards. On his 3rd shot he was where he wanted to be on paper. Meanwhile his friend had been shooting next to him and the barrel on his new 338 EDGE needed to cool down a little on the 92 degree day so they were just resting and waiting. Then Nate offered to let his friend take a shot with the new 7 Dakota.
Well, the friend took one shot and the bullet hit Nate's own bullet hole at 200 yards. And Nate had to call me to tell me he's pretty satisfied.
Then Nate called me the very next day again to say he and his wife (who hunts and shoots, lucky man) went out to the range and hit a 300 yard gong with the 7 Dakota. About then a dumb, young coyote walked in sight and Nita nailed it with the 7 Dakota at 185 yards. It has a Huskemaw scope on it, by the way.
So now I am hoping to get a 3rd phone call from Nate saying his wife wants a new gun, too.